Celtic fan group The Green Brigade arrived in their numbers as the Hoops' women's team squared-off with Glasgow rivals Rangers in the SWPL this afternoon.

Hoops fans watched their men's first-team dismantle St Johnstone in the Scottish Premiership yesterday but seemingly hadn't satisfied their need for football this week.

So scores of Green Brigade members travelled to K-Park in East Kilbride to take in the derby match.

And they brought with them flags and banners.

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A picture emerging on social media earlier this afternoon showed supporters packed into the stands.

Other Hoops fans praised them for showing up to support the women's team.

One said: "Fair play to supporting hope it ends well".

Another commented: "More support and atmosphere?"

A third simply wrote: "Hail Hail."

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But not everyone was happy to see the Green Brigade - and made their feelings known.

One person wrote: "That's not good. Women's football does not need it."

Celtic Women ran out 3-1 winners thanks to goals from Kathleen McGovern, Sarah Ewens and Kelly Clark.

Brogan Hay netted a consolation goal for Gregory Vignal's Rangers outfit.

Pic credit: Paul Stavert